Diamond engagement rings are pricey -- and some become family heirlooms. The actual and emotional value of a ring can lead to big disputes when a couple splits up.
You've always been an art lover -- and so has your spouse. You've amassed a significant collection of pieces in your life together. Now that your marriage is ending, however, you have to find a way to split the collection fairly.
Dividing up the household items in a divorce can be an emotional experience, so it's wise to agree on a method of doing so with your spouse before you start.
If you and your spouse own vacation property, don't be surprised if it becomes a hot-button issue in your divorce. Vacation properties are usually valuable, and some spouses tend to see them as a "prize" or a sort of trophy that they can claim when a marriage sours.
For the longest time, animals owned by a couple were pretty much treated like nothing more than livestock. As pets have become more intertwined with American life, social attitudes -- and the law -- have changed.
The newest figures are in regarding the cost of a modern divorce and it's not great news for folks in California. On average, a divorce in this state costs more than anywhere else in the nation.
When a marital split is on the horizon, you know that putting a precise value on the family business is going to be crucial to a fair outcome. However, you may not know where to start.
During a divorce, there's no time for secrets about money and resources. All of those things need to be sorted by owner, and joint assets must be divided. You know the rules. Your spouse knows the rules.
Are you ready to tie the knot but worried about how your student loans will affect your intended spouse? Does your intended have a lot of student loan debt that you're worried about taking on?
Maybe you were lucky enough to be born to a financially secure family or inherited your wealth -- or maybe you scraped hard for every penny you have. Either way, there are a few things that wealthy people do (if they're smart) when they get married to protect their assets just in case of a divorce.